Debra Cassens Weiss

Senior Writer (Web)

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Debra Cassens Weiss, a senior writer for the web, joined the ABA Journal staff in 1986. She was previously the managing editor, an assistant managing editor and news editor. She had worked as a news researcher for WMAQ-TV in Chicago, as a reporter and editor at the City News Bureau of Chicago, and as a newscaster at WMRO and WAUR radio (Aurora, Ill.). Weiss has a JD from DePaul University College of Law and a BA in English from the University of Illinois.

Recent Articles

Stanford law prof who used quote with racial slur in class says he won’t do it again
Jun 2, 2020, 03:25 pm CDT

Afternoon Briefs: Pryor Cashman associate gets bond; firm’s contact form crashes after pro bono offer
Jun 2, 2020, 02:56 pm CDT

Lawyers who donate to judicial campaigns get more indigent defense appointments, study finds
Jun 2, 2020, 01:31 pm CDT

Judge awards the zoo in Netflix’s ‘Tiger King’ to Joe Exotic’s rival
Jun 2, 2020, 11:58 am CDT

Death of George Floyd brings debate on qualified immunity for police misconduct
Jun 2, 2020, 11:18 am CDT

Can Trump send military to states to stop violent protests? This law likely allows it
Jun 2, 2020, 09:35 am CDT

Kavanaugh decision sides with immigrant seeking factual review of denied torture claim
Jun 1, 2020, 04:47 pm CDT

Afternoon Briefs: SCOTUS declines case on mandatory bar; FBI’s top lawyer resigns amid pressure
Jun 1, 2020, 03:31 pm CDT

DA candidate is arrested for campaign video in which drivers cut doughnuts in parking lot
Jun 1, 2020, 02:34 pm CDT

Court security officer is shot and killed; courthouses damaged throughout US
Jun 1, 2020, 01:00 pm CDT

2 lawyers are charged with Molotov cocktail attack on cop car; 1 is Pryor Cashman associate
Jun 1, 2020, 11:06 am CDT

Supreme Court refuses to block California restrictions on religious services
Jun 1, 2020, 09:55 am CDT

Afternoon Briefs: Trump order limits social media protections; Texas court curbs mail-in ballots
May 28, 2020, 04:38 pm CDT

Nearly 300 federal suits stem from pandemic; 101 ‘business interruption’ cases filed; what’s next?
May 28, 2020, 02:57 pm CDT

Just 1 BigLaw firm makes the news for pay cuts in past week
May 28, 2020, 12:58 pm CDT

Judge is removed from bench after asking woman whether she closed her legs to prevent rape
May 28, 2020, 11:05 am CDT

Lawyer convicted for chest bumping a prosecutor wins reinstatement to law practice
May 28, 2020, 10:48 am CDT

Proposal would require New Jersey lawyers to reveal client information showing wrongful conviction
May 28, 2020, 10:06 am CDT

At least 3 BigLaw firms charge more than $1K per hour for top associates
May 27, 2020, 02:48 pm CDT

Afternoon Briefs: Jenner & Block in COVID-19 rent dispute; more malpractice claims likely
May 27, 2020, 02:09 pm CDT

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